Challenges in Monitoring for Food Adulteration: A Manufacturer’s Perspective

Monitoring for Food Adulteration (Food Fraud)
Oral Presentation

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Contact Information: charles.seipelt@abbott.com; 614-624-7004


ABSTRACT

Adulteration, either intentional or unintentional, can compromise the safety and quality of food. Food manufacturers must protect the integrity of their supply chain as they strive to provide high quality, nutritious products to their customers. In the U.S., the Food Safety Modernization Act has elevated the expectations for food manufacturers to control and monitor the supply chain for the ingredients used to produce the finished food. To meet these demands, new rapid screening technologies are being developed to verify the identity and integrity of raw ingredients. However, these technologies must be applied judiciously, and robust analytical workflows developed to augment food safety systems without creating unnecessary costs or disruption to the supply chain. Examples of potential technologies and analytical strategies will be discussed.